Jessica Bibbee

Posts Tagged ‘deny’

20101117

In aphorism, proverb, rumination on 20101117 at 10:18

Short words are always long on feeling.

The art of accepting a compliment is humble denial.

A fool lavishes flattery, the wise bestow compliments.

One’s words are like stones, to be thrown at another or used to build another up.

One’s energy blows like the wind, destructively against a wall or constructively against a windmill.

A windmill rolls with the wind, not against it, and so exploits false opposition to gain true momentum.

Only with friction, does anything gain traction.

《on walls》
May any border, any wall constructed, be made with deliberation and great skill, such that when at last we soften to the wisdom of history and realize the foolishness that is cemented with each mortaring of every brick, we may retain and also preserve a symbol of foolishness overcome, to remind us that a wall should not divide two peoples, but span the divide -so as to join them.

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20100320

In aphorism, proverb on 20100320 at 03:01

A door is a wall until you open it.

Naiveté is the denial of a reality that cynicism exaggerates.

20100305

In aphorism, proverb on 20100305 at 23:24

Only the fool are offended by a fool.

A fool manifests shame through denial, the wise through apology.

20100204

In poetry, rumination on 20100204 at 12:26

《the ostrich》
You of fools,
Who deny the truth
Think it negates the truth…
Only and ever, a fool, to confirm.

20090923

In aphorism, proverb on 20090923 at 13:15

The right judge and condemn with self-righteous rule, modern-day Pharisees, unable to see their wrong.

Denial and refutal of the truth are but one, only to the fool.

20090922

In aphorism, proverb on 20090922 at 17:16

Practice peace over petty prejudice.

The strong personality is thought so, only by the weaker; the weak, only by the stronger.

What truth is shunned not by oblivion?

Who, in defense of of himself, denies the truth by defending the fool, is so too a fool.

20090829

In aphorism, proverb on 20090829 at 00:37

The wise expect the worst and purpose the best; the fool deny the worst and profess the best.

Spare the tear for what is dear and share freely the smile for all worthwhile.

The fool is quick to judge; the wise quick to forgive.

20090518

In aphorism, proverb on 20090518 at 09:01

Oppression of a right is simply the acknowledgment of its very existence, coupled with the denial of that acknowledgment and a contentedness with that denial.

Recipes are edible gold.

No blood is shed when the brain is washed, but neither does the blood flow that giveth forth life.

Maintain control through peaceful cooperation; seize it not by pernicious coercion.

Creativity is simply the manifestation of another idea via inspiration.

20090419

In rumination on 20090419 at 12:29

[on self-repression and morality]

Self-repression is not morality; it is a fear-based excuse to live under the denial of the expanse of emotions and opportunities that is gifted unto humanity. Self-repression is a lack of awareness, a lack of consciousness, and furthermore a lack of appreciation for what we have been given. It is often exercised in the [vain] name of a higher being/order/power. Its false front of morality is usually under the guise of intolerance for another’s audacity to experience life.

20071014

In question, rumination on 20071014 at 13:52

With every utterance of control, there is an ego born of pride, of false knowing and incomplete understanding.

For as much as we control, so are we controlled by that which is around us. As much as we analyze this process, even more so do we become a part of it.

It is sheer ignorance, if the naiveté of humanity, that permits even us to step outside of that which consumes us, that which is a part of the whole, and is the whole itself. That we might suggest that our will is not its will, that our error is not its error.

It is another arrogance to say that our error is but its error, to deny our actions on its behalf.

For all that began with nature will again end with nature – that is, entertaining the contrived concept of a beginning and an end. All that meets the eye is but a piece of the whole, the whole being a cycle of which there is no witness of a beginning and without certainty of an ending.

Our eyes see with limited sight. Our minds breathe with limited life. It is this inability to conceive of that which endures all, that which is all – that defines our being a part of the process – and not outside of, beyond, or above all.

How closely tied is our instinct to our adeptness. For it is our instinct to learn, to grow, to adapt. And so, mankind has, and will, continue in a way that always will.

Why does the sun differ from the moon? For the same reason, or lack thereof, that we are not mere beasts. We are no different, though our tongue speaks not the same.

However superb we elevate our humanity about the robin, still we know not its thoughts.

Might we entertain that its thought leaves ours behind, that it lives in a world to which we are but a busy simplicity, ever concerned with fabrications of an imagination cultivated? But we do not know what the robin thinks or even wills.

If there comes a day when we do see eye to eye with the skirting robin – will we be prepared for such complexity, as we now understand not?

Is it possible that we, too, may evolve in a parallel way, and as such, these two days may never coincide as one? So the robin and man, ever in watch, ever to question, never to know.

It is this longing and lacking that drives the cycle and leads us only to tomorrow.

We are never a farther step from today.

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